The first step is to sell off 25 acres to an already existing steel fabrication facility. That land will be used to build an addition, with the goal to bring in more production and local jobs. Throughout the year, Richland plans to develop more roads, utilities and rail spur improvements to attract more businesses to our area.
"Create the new jobs, the new employment, as over time the activity out at the Hanford site starts to scale back. We want to make sure that there are good high paying jobs in this community," said Richland Deputy Manager Bill King.
Staff say they plan to develop more land at Horn Rapids area within the next 18 months.